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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Philip Sherlock Centre is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary.Located on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, the performing arts centre is considered as the epicentre of all things cultural on the campus.The activities...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 3:03 PMShereita Grizzle

The winner of this year’s annual Rita Marley Foundation essay competition will be announced on Friday. Students from several high schools across the island were this year challenged with writing pieces based on a portion from, Love Iyah, one...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Chairman of the ISSA Trust Foundation Paul Issa is pleased with the support received for Saturday's For the Children charity concert. Held at Couples San Souci Resorts, St Ann, it pulled a huge crowd and allowed the foundation to meet its target of...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle

Next month, Reggae Sumfest will celebrate its 25th anniversary. As the world gears up to once again once again turns its eyes to the reggae capital of the world, The Sunday Gleaner reflects on the legacy of one of the greatest reggae shows on...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 3:43 PMShereita Grizzle

  The Ashe Company is gearing up for another busy summer. The performing arts group kick started its season of activities on Saturday with the official launch of its summer production, Rumpelstiltskin: The Musical. For the first time ever, the...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Karen Benjamin, an experienced cabaret and opera singer from the United States, has been selected to be one of two special musical guests for this year's Jamaica Music Camp.After announcing that Tessanne Chin would return to teach the master class...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 2:17 PMShereita Grizzle

Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley has revealed that he and Hip Hop superstar Jay-Z worked on a few projects during Jay-Z’s visit to Jamaica earlier this month. The son of legendary musician Bob Marley, made the revelation during an...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Losing a child is a tragedy no parent should have to go through, especially when the life of that young one is snuffed out in an untimely way by violent means.The above scenario is a reality many parents are living with today.Reggae artiste Anthony...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Government's ban on weed edibles at entertainment events has been one of the most talked about issues in local news since the announcement was made late last month. The ban was imposed following news that two patrons who attended the Stepping...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Two of Jamaica's veteran reggae artistes; Arthur 'Bunny' Robinson and Frankie Paul, were to be laid to rest this weekend, but only one of the funeral services will go on as planned.The thanksgiving service for the life of late singer Frankie Paul...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 4:38 PMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is currently putting final touches in place for the schedule of events to mark the 2017 Emancipendence season. This year marks the country’s 55th Independence anniversary and the...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:42 PMShereita Grizzle

Legendary reggae band, Third World is currently in New York City, as the group is slated to perform later today at the first ever United Nations Oceans Conference. A group of 12 island nations from the region, will gather in the ‘Big Apple...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

With the Boom Sound Clash and the Magnum Kings and Queens (MKQ) of Dancehall competitions having recently concluded, with foreigners dominating the top spots, discussions about whether foreigners are held to the same standards as locals in these...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 5:53 PMShereita Grizzle

  Following news that he would be transforming a former California prison into a weed dispensary, Damian Marley has ventured deeper into the marijuana industry with the recent purchase of High Times Magazine. According to laweekly.com, High...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 1:41 PMShereita Grizzle

Finalists from the Rita Marley Foundation (RMF) Public Speaking and Essay Competitions recently made a courtesy call on the heads of the island’s top tertiary institutions where they were encouraged to pursue their dreams and...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Several students from secondary institutions across the island were rewarded for works submitted in the recently concluded annual Earth Day Competition and Awards Ceremony hosted by the Natural History Museum of Jamaica, a division of the Institute...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Michael Holgate's Garvey: The Musical will soon come to a close - again. The curtains come down on a three-weekend run next week.The musical, which was first staged in October last year, made its return to the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA), in partnership with Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the CHASE Fund, has announced the finalists in the 2017 installation of the annual JAFTA Propella film initiative.The five finalists...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After years of lamenting on the lack of government support and even support from entertainers in the music industry, it seems local dancers are finally taking steps to ensure they profit from a craft that has benefited everyone except them as...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:40 PMShereita Grizzle

Me 4 U, the debut album from reggae singer OMI, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This means that the artiste's compilation has sold more than 500,000 units. OMI took to his social media pages a...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Mothers hold a special place in the Jamaican society. They are considered to be the backbone of many families and are often lauded for their strength and nurturing ways. Since time immemorial, entertainers have used music to pay tribute to mothers....

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Working mothers have the hard task of balancing their careers and raising their children. Having a full-time career and being a full-time mom is no easy feat, but over the years, women in the entertainment fraternity have managed to make it look...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Arthur 'Bunny' Robinson, of the musical duo, Bunny and Scully has died.Bunny passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies (Mona) yesterday morning. This comes approximately two months after his musical partner Scully, died at home on...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:17 PMShereita Grizzle

Just months after Noel ‘Scully’ Simms passed on, his other musical half, Arthur 'Bunny' Robinson, has died. Bunny passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies (Mona) yesterday morning. In a Gleaner interview shortly...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Festival Queen Competition will celebrate its 54th anniversary this year and for the first time in the competition's history, a visually-impaired young woman will be among the contestants.Twenty-five-year-old Samoya Jordon told The...

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